Category Archives: Visits

Faversham: The Oare Gunpowder Works

One morning in Faversham, we met up with friends Tim, Emilie, and Lisa, had a lovely second breakfast, and then went for a walk in the woods.  First, though, second breakfast. Charlie absolutely adores baby Lisa! This was the first … Continue reading

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Reunions

The main reason we decided to return to Whitstable only a year after our departure was to see people we’d grown so fond of, and to keep those friendships kindled.  Our reunions with the people we know and love in … Continue reading

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A Visit from Ivana

At the end of April, our good friend, Ivana, came to Whitstable.  She was playing a concert for the Whitstable Music Society at the Methodist Church and decided to spend the night at our house.  I wish I had photos … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Comes to Visit

Melissa and Lucy, this post is for you!  Thank you for sharing your Flat Stanley project with us.  We’ve been having fun with him! Before we were able to color him, Flat Stanley arrived in England at Missenden Abbey in … Continue reading

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The Twins are Four! April 12, 2012

Charlie and Flora were so excited about their birthday.  They both woke up saying, “It’s my birthday today!”. Daddy made them delicious pancakes for breakfast. We decorated the house with balloons and bunting.  (The gorgeous Pooh and Piglet balloons were … Continue reading

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Easter with Emily and Kiri

We were so glad to welcome Emily, a former student of mine and recent grad of PLU, and Kiri, Emily’s cousin who just graduated from SPU.  They seemed the perfect travel companions and had a great itinerary planned, including London, … Continue reading

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Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath (don’t they sound like fairytale places?)

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to head up to London by myself to spend the afternoon with my good friend, Ivana.  Brad spent some quality time with the kids and I hopped on a train to … Continue reading

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Susan and Bill (and Tyler too): Ightham Mote

The day after the Dover excursion, we let Susan, Bill and Tyler go off to see Rochester on their own.  They arrived in time for dinner though, which we were able to eat outdoors thanks to the lovely weather. Over … Continue reading

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Susan and Bill (and Tyler too): White Cliffs Edition

Dover is a nice place to take visitors — the bus ride there includes some scenic countryside, the castle is spectacular, and the town itself is fun to explore.  We weren’t able to get to Dover on a day when … Continue reading

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Susan and Bill (and Tyler too): Canterbury

A little bit of home came to visit the other day: Our good friends Susan and Bill from Seattle dropped in for a few days, along with Susan’s nephew Tyler.  The kids have known Susan and Bill since the dawn of … Continue reading

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